Cary B. Hall's answer Call the bank to make sure it was a joint account "with right of survivorship" (sometimes abbreviated "JWROS"). If so, there's nothing you need to do and the money in that account is yours now.
Kathryn Hilbush's answer If you have an attorney for your divorce, discuss this with her/him. When a bankruptcy action is filed, it places an automatic stay on all state court actions. That means that the PA court cannot proceed in your divorce action until either the bankruptcy has been completed or dismissed, or the bankruptcy court lifts it's stay at the request of the bankrupt (you.) You should also speak with a bankruptcy attorney about filing but be sure you discuss the impact on your divorce. Sometimes I'm told...
Michael Drew Raisman's answer If the bank account is in her deceased husband's name, then she may need to open up his estate. The bank probably will not give her the funds until she begins probate. In that case, she'll either need to present the will to the Register of Wills (of which you would then be entitled to see), or it will go through intestacy in which case you may be entitled to part of it, depending on the amount of the bank account and any deductions payable through the estate.
Peter N. Munsing's answer you need to notify the bank immediately if a check was paid on a "forged necessary endorsement"--namely her signature or the signature of the person using the check. He will have to put the money in the account. A problem may be that it sounds like he is in her house.
Nancy L Lanard's answer Your question is way too broad to be answered in this forum. You should consult an experienced business attorney and accountant who can assist you figure out if you should operate as a corporation, limited liability company or a sole proprietorship. Additionally, the attorney would need an understanding of your business and business goals.
As far as funding, there are many ways to fund a business, and those should also be explored with your professional advisors, such as your...
Peter N. Munsing's answer Obviously the mortgagor is part of it. If it is your property you can sell it for whatever you want. If there's something else that you haven't discussed then get a consultation with an attorney.
Basically you just say pay however many dollars it is. Dollars presumes the legal tender known as the dollar. Get all caught up in reserve notes and the like and you are in coin collector land (paper edition).
KISS rule applies to contracts. Plain English is good.
First, I gather that the property was in the names of your father and mother. At one point, your father, without your mother, tried to add your name to the deed. That deed was lost and never recorded. However, since your mother did not join in that deed, it would have been a nullity. If I misunderstood, and your mother did join in the deed, since the deed was lost, you can just forget about it...
Mark Scoblionko's answer If you and your husband are both on the deed and own the property as tenants by the entireties, which, unless otherwise stated, is the way that you would own the property if you acquired it while you were married, the property would automatically pass to you upon his death. If that is the way you own the home, you and your husband must both be on the Mortgage, since, for a Mortgage to be valid, all owners of the property must sign it. It is possible, although it would be surprising, that only...
Peter N. Munsing's answer No. Contrary to popular belief one spouse is not responsible for the debts of another unless they agree. If the bank did this get a written print out of transactions, then ask for a written statement of why they claim they can do it. File complaints with the state banking commission and the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia.
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